South Korea defeated Cuba 6-1 in an exhibition game ahead of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in Seoul.
Starter Chang Won-jun tossed four shutout innings, and the once-maligned lineup pounded out 11 hits at Gocheok Sky Dome in the nation's capital.
The two nations will meet again at 2 p.m. Sunday at the same venue.
South Korea will host Pool A action in the first round against Israel, the Netherlands and Chinese Taipei, starting on March 6. Cuba will face Japan, Australia and China in Pool B play in Tokyo.